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February 1957

Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin.

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Edited by Ludwig Heilmeyer. Price, 68 DM. Pp. 1326, with 241 illustrations. Springer-Verlag, Reichpietschufer 20, (1) Berlin W. 35, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(2):318-319. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260020154027

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With the first edition of this work, the famous "Springer Verlag" presents a new comprehensive text on internal medicine in the German language. It will have to compete with the work edited by Professor Denning and published by the "Thieme Verlag," which has become the standard text for the study of internal medicine in Germany during the last ten years.

Professor Heilmeyer is widely known as one of the key figures in Germany's postwar medicine. His special interests range from hematology to chemotherapy and cancer research. His literary production during the last few years has been somewhat phenomenal and includes a series of books.

In this present work, his special concern is the conflicting problem of ever expanding medical knowledge and comprehensive medical education. He believes to have found a new solution by selecting as authors assistants from his own medical clinic. In this way it should be possible to

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